The most recent review published in this area was in 2008. Since then there have been a number of new trials/evaluations of behavioural interventions which will provide important evidence to underpin our work in this area. As part of this systematic review we will also ask clinicians, practitioners, patients and the public for their views.
This review will allow us to identify the most promising approach to implementing a behavioural modification programme for multiple health behaviours (and those that are the most difficult to change). The next step for us will be to undertake a pilot randomised controlled trial. The purpose of the pilot randomised controlled trial will be to fine tune an intervention and to study its effect on people with at least two poor health behaviours (one of which will be physical inactivity).